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Taking the long way home: A graduation story

Taking the long way home: A graduation story

Brizeyda Monterroso April 29, 2021

This is a story years in the making, years more than what it was supposed to take. That is what comes to mind when I think of my graduation from Houston Community College. I can try to shift the...

Our Graduate Glad

Our Graduate Glad

Rhiannon Brast December 3, 2020

With Covid being so prevalent we want to honor the graduates here at HCC who have put in so much hard work and dedication to get to their degree! I am getting my certificate in vocational nursing. The...

Funtella Moores Graduation Story

Funtella Moore’s Graduation Story

Joel Valdes, Staff Writer December 1, 2020

When Funtella Moore’s oldest son graduated in 2018, the excitement that she saw in him as he walked across the stage inspired her to go back to school. This was not an easy decision to make, especially...

Graduating in 2020

Stephanie Medrano November 25, 2020

Let me start by saying that this has been a hard year for everyone and I'm very lucky for the way things were able to work out in my favor and I get to get my associates this year and transfer to UH. I've...

My Graduation Story

My Graduation Story

Joel Valdes, Staff Writer November 24, 2020

“The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry.” This quote, adapted from the poem by Robert Burns, has stayed engrained deep inside my head throughout my college experience. My plans have been...

Graduation and Transfer

Graduation and Transfer

Rhiannon Brast, Editor November 18, 2020

In December 2020 I will have finished my years at HCC and will be moving on to Texas A&M University ( Gig em Aggies). With that being said, I am extremely concerned with how the transition is going...

Going to college as an “older” student

Taliah Richards July 2, 2020

 How old is too old to go to college? As a person who spends a lot of time on different message boards and social media, I see variations of this question all the time. Is 40 too old to go back to school?...

Daughter motivated Watts to not give up

Daughter motivated Watts to not give up

Watts gives her account of overcoming loss; being motivated by daughter to succeed
Jamie Watts May 22, 2020

Hi, my name is Jamie Watts. I will be a Spring 2020 graduate with my associate of arts in multidisciplinary studies. My journey wasn’t easy at all. I lost my mom in 1998. It’s been a very hard...

Raquel Perez and her family. Perez received her certificate in audio engineering during HCCs virtual graduation ceremony May 22.

Back on track

Perez tells her story of perseverance en route to earning a certificate in audio engineering.
Raquel Perez May 22, 2020

I got my certificate in audio engineering! I am 30-year-old mother of seven. I dropped out of high school and became a teen mom of twin boys at 16. It took me years to get back on track but I...

This Dec. 13, 2019 file photo shows former President Barack Obama speaking at the Gathering of Rising Leaders in the Asia Pacific, organized by the Obama Foundation in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Obama will deliver a televised prime-time commencement address for the Class of 2020 during an hour-long event that will also feature LeBron James, Malala Yousafzai and Ben Platt, among others. ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC will simultaneously air the special May 16 at 8 p.m. Eastern, along with more than 20 other broadcast and digital streaming partners, according to the announcement Tuesday from organizers. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian, File)

Barack Obama will headline televised prime-time commencement for Class of 2020

May 5, 2020

NEW YORK — Former President Barack Obama will deliver a televised prime-time commencement address for the high school Class of 2020 during an hour-long event that will also feature LeBron James, Malala...

Oprah to headline Facebook and Instagram graduation event

Oprah to headline Facebook and Instagram graduation event

Liviala Lee, Staff Writer May 3, 2020

As we all know, due to the pandemic alot of events including graduations for this year has been cancelled.  Students of many schools, including the Houston Community College is unsure of how graduation...

HCC graduation keynote speakers announced

HCC graduation keynote speakers announced

Ana Gonzalez, Editor-in-Chief May 3, 2019

Graduation is on the horizon for Houston Community College. The District announced the keynote speakers for all four of HCC’s ceremonies, including the VAST and TxCHSE Academies. The VAST Academy...

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